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12-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 878
Posted By FBinNY

Let's focus on the basics. Skewers don't...

Let's focus on the basics. Skewers don't magically bend. So, either it was bent or there's a reason it bent.

Normally there's no load on a skewer other than the tension from the cam, which...
12-02-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,062
Posted By RH Clark

There has been quite an increase in heart related...

There has been quite an increase in heart related deaths in younger people the last couple years according to the stats released by insurance companies. I wonder what could have possibly caused it.
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,062
Posted By Koyote

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per...

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per month, much of it on indoors on a turbo trainer."

I'm surprised he didn't die of boredom.
11-11-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,297
Posted By Camilo

RE: the sewn tire and general "cheapness". I...

RE: the sewn tire and general "cheapness". I agree some people are thrifty, some are cheap. There's a difference. But some people - like myself - just don't want to trash something that might have...
10-01-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,001
Posted By downtube42

Not retired yet but I've traveled internationally...

Not retired yet but I've traveled internationally with my bike. I find it stressful, and a pain. I'll do it again for long brevets, but for normal rides likely not. Airline practices are...
10-01-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Kapusta

If you are looking to use a saddle to absorb...

If you are looking to use a saddle to absorb trail bumps, then you are barking up the wrong tree, IMO. Soft saddles can be hell when it comes to putting down a lot of miles.

Part of the deal with...
09-29-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,021
Posted By burnthesheep

Folks posting what they think is a low rhr to...

Folks posting what they think is a low rhr to show their fitness..........:D

Folks then realizing that vo2max also includes max hr in the calculation, not just rhr.........:(

Folks further...
09-25-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I view on road repairs as being a "make do" to...

I view on road repairs as being a "make do" to get back tiding and save the fine tuning level for when I get back. Here's a shot of my most challenging on tour repair. I got the wheel good enough to...
09-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the...

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the point of a sharp small end being sharp there's a lot of chance the cups are also worn. Do your homework as a replacement wheel can be the lower cost...
09-06-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,286
Posted By prj71

This would be an incorrect statement.

This would be an incorrect statement.
09-06-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Bike Gremlin

You'll need a newer road 10 or 11-speed RD to...

You'll need a newer road 10 or 11-speed RD to work on an 11-speed cassette with an 11-speed shifter.
That is: a Shimano road 11-speed RD, or a 10-speed Tiagra 4700 RD, or a GRX RD.
My article on...
08-22-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By andrewclaus

Since this developed over time, I also would...

Since this developed over time, I also would suspect friction in a housing, probably the rear loop. Some accumulation of road debris, perhaps. Or wires in the housing pinching the cable under...
08-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Cyclcist11023131

Electrolytes

My cure for this problem is drinking 16 ounces of 50% V8 juice/ 50% Orange juice before my ride. It has the proper mix of Sodium and Potassium Salts plus several types of sugars. After this, you can...
08-16-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One bottle of water and trail mix is fine, no...

One bottle of water and trail mix is fine, no electrolytes needed. My guess is that one could go through a couple liters of water in 3 hours and not need any electrolytes. Our bodies are finely tuned...
08-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Steve B.

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is...

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is to shift chain down to smallest cog. Makes it easier to get the chain back on the cassette when putting wheel back.
08-05-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Measuring 9 Speed Movements

This thread is already many years old and others have gone before me here. I have run mixed drivetrains since the mid 1990s and don't want to move on from my many Campy Ergo (second gen pointy hood...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By terrymorse

Without any position changes to reduce aero drag,...

Without any position changes to reduce aero drag, a speed difference from MTB to road bike of 1-2 mph sounds reasonable.

According to the Kreuzotter (http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm)...
07-22-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By ZIPP2001

Turn up the heat !

I've always enjoyed riding when the temps and humidity start to rise. So, with this little heat wave we've been having I've been in my happy place. I've had the trails to myself the last four days...
07-15-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Camilo

Not reading the thread but the answer is: use...

Not reading the thread but the answer is: use lubrication, either oil or wax-based products. Everything else, IMHO, is like the discussion of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
07-12-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By Polaris OBark

This could also happen if they tightened the...

This could also happen if they tightened the pinch bolts first, before tightening the pre-load plastic bolt. I'm not sure there is a reasonable way to double-check it, except to take it apart and put...
07-11-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By KerryIrons

I just filed a notch in my house key that is the...

I just filed a notch in my house key that is the right size for my spoke nipples. I've used it several times and it works a treat.
07-08-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,078
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yawn...

Yawn...
07-04-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,042
Posted By urbanknight

Does this count? ...

Does this count?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3A7GLtFqM
06-30-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,300
Posted By base2

It seems Di2 is here to stay.

I tried Di2 on a friends bike a while ago. It seemed like a solution just looking for a problem.

Don't get me wrong. It worked flawlessly.
I think I just don't get it. It was like the Twitter or...
06-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,567
Posted By cxwrench

I'll never understand why people need numbers or...

I'll never understand why people need numbers or some other indication to tell them what gear they're in. Road shifters don't have this. Mountain shifters don't have them. If you need to shift,...
05-11-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By cxwrench

OP if you don't know how to figure this out you...

OP if you don't know how to figure this out you shouldn't be doing a 'refurb' or anything else to this bike.
05-07-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, this is as good a time as any to explain how...

Ok, this is as good a time as any to explain how this really works.

The barrel adjuster(s) do NOT adjust cable tension, that is always the same. You're changing the length of the cable relative...
05-01-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,488
Posted By cxwrench

I've never in my life seen a chain fail like...

I've never in my life seen a chain fail like that. My guess is counterfeit chain.
04-27-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By beng1

It does not matter what mountain-bike you use as...

It does not matter what mountain-bike you use as long as you are well practiced in riding and handling it. A good rider that is used to their bike, who is in good shape and well practiced will...
04-25-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

All this talk of oils and such... I have a South...

All this talk of oils and such... I have a South Bend lathe (9"A for those who care) and am constantly applying it's three different lubes. I have three traditional finger pump oil cans with spouts...
04-15-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By seypat

This is good advice no matter what brand you...

This is good advice no matter what brand you decide on. Mount the hose to the valve stem, then screw the pump onto the hose.
04-15-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By WhyFi

What kind of pressure do you want to get up to?...

What kind of pressure do you want to get up to? If you're running lower pressure (relative to traditional road cycling norms), Lezyne's High Volume pumps work pretty nicely and don't require as many...
04-15-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By FBOATSB

Lezyne...

Lezyne (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/hand-pumps)
04-14-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,589
Posted By flangehead

Pop rivets

Since I have a supply of these in aluminum, I’ve used them. The solid actuating pin slides off. IIRC 3/32 but measure, my memory is fading fast.
...
03-24-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Steve B.

Well, his best fiction no doubt. Desert Solitare...

Well, his best fiction no doubt. Desert Solitare is maybe is best book. Required reading if you plan on any trips to the US SW.
03-24-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Iride01

When talking about ropes and cables they are...

When talking about ropes and cables they are called strands.

This is another case where it depends. As well it might be more a thing of vintage days when cables were not as good a steel as they...
03-24-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By walterbyrd

Edward Abbey quotes

Hard for me to believe that I have just discovered this guy.

“Let our people travel light and free on their bicycles—nothing on the back but a shirt, nothing tied to the bike but a slicker, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By cxwrench

Progressive lens.

Progressive lens.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,926
Posted By Psimet2001

I will go with fruitless exercise with no...

I will go with fruitless exercise with no tangible benefit.

The reality is that a cassette will last a really long time especially if you are swapping chains frequently - no rotating them but...
01-18-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,508
Posted By shelbyfv

Your correct saddle height is related to pedal...

Your correct saddle height is related to pedal distance, not the ground.
01-10-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By HillRider

That hub has a 7-speed freehub body and won't...

That hub has a 7-speed freehub body and won't take an 8,9 or 10-speed cassette. You may be able to find a replacement freehub body but would have to respace the hub and redish the rim. You will, of...
01-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,835
Posted By TiHabanero

"Chains wear out and there is no magic lube that...

"Chains wear out and there is no magic lube that will increase the lifespan of a chain...Chain cleaning is also waste of time and does nothing to increase the lifespan of a chain. ..Just enjoy riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,547
Posted By datlas

One of my cycling buddies tried the Tubolito...

One of my cycling buddies tried the Tubolito which is similar. He got a flat and the tube was literally shredded, not repairable. I don't know if that's typically how these things get flats, but be...
01-05-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,473
Posted By tempocyclist

Hard to say. Could be fast, could be average,...

Hard to say. Could be fast, could be average, could be slow.

Average speed is so variable and is affected by road surface, wind speed/direction, bike choice, rider position, air pressure, number...
01-03-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By sweeks

I'm not an expert in this sort of thing, but I...

I'm not an expert in this sort of thing, but I would re-tighten the crank-fixing bolt, then use a pin spanner to unscrew the cracked piece. Once that's out, a normal crank puller should work after...
12-29-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,531
Posted By Rolla

Nope. The plastic cap won't keep air in the tube;...

Nope. The plastic cap won't keep air in the tube; they don't seal tight enough, and if the valve is open, the cap will just push down on it and make it leak faster.

The only use I have for a...
12-15-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,810
Posted By phughes

No one can answer than for you, without knowing...

No one can answer than for you, without knowing what bike you are considering, and what your objectives are. When I bought my current touring bike, I went with the larger of two frame sizes the bike...
11-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By ThermionicScott

15,000 miles is a pretty good run, but if it...

15,000 miles is a pretty good run, but if it doesn't skip with a new chain, keep running it! Ray Hosler reported getting 25,000 miles from an Ultegra 10-speed cassette here:...
10-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In other words: Whatever combination works...

In other words:

Whatever combination works to get the cassette solid on the wheel means you can then set the limits, and you'll be alright.
10-19-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,403
Posted By fishboat

I had one years ago..never needed it until one...

I had one years ago..never needed it until one day I did. The seals in the inflator..well..didn't. Cost me a $60 cab ride home.

Got another one..latest and greatest...used it once and got a...
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